Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hydrology tip of the day

When zooming down country lanes in the new family car, trying to blast through puddles like the one below at maximum splash speed is not recommended.

In addition, wading out into it to make a depth determination is also not a good idea unless one thinks very carefully about what happens if you take a step forward only to find a dropoff where the road has been washed away.

photo by Mrs. Lemming

1 comment:

ScienceWoman said...

I sure hope you didn't learn these lessons the hard way. When I was in Alice Springs a few years back, it rained! And rained. And rained. And then it rained some more.

And I saw Australian drivers do the stupidest things as the flood waters were receding.